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Forum topic by Eloyd posted 04-08-2019 05:59 AM 481 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-08-2019 05:59 AM

I want to make a pencil holder for my desk. I want it to be 5” tall, but I want to make it triangle shape. I divided 180 degrees by 3 to get each end of 60 degrees. However, my table saw wont go past 45 degrees. How do I cut 3 sides at 60 degrees? I have seen some 60 degree router bits, is that what I must use to cut this?

-- Eloyd

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#1 posted 04-08-2019 06:08 AM

Flip it over and cut at 30 degrees


-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#2 posted 04-08-2019 11:43 AM

Imagine you are ripping a 1×6 board. If the saw is set at 30 degrees and you have the 6 inch side flat on the table the cut on the 6 inch side will be 30 degrees. If the 1 inch side is against the table then the cut on the 6 inch side will be 60 degrees.

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#3 posted 04-08-2019 05:15 PM

Pro tip: make some test cuts with scraps to make sure you are cutting the correct angle on the correct side of each piece.

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#4 posted 04-08-2019 06:22 PM

Flip it over and cut at 30 degrees


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